Vaidyanathan (Ravi) Subramanian

Associate Professor
Ravi Subramanian

Ravi Subramanian is currently an associate professor of chemical engineering. He is on the graduate faculty of the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Department and an adjunct in the Chemistry Department. He is also the solar energy thrust area coordinator in the Renewable Energy Center at the University. His area of research focus is on nanostructured materials for solar energy utilization. He has expertise in the synthesis, characterization and application of photoactive materials in photovoltaics, clean fuel production and environmental remediation. In his 12 years of research he has developed inorganic materials including semiconductor-semiconductor and semiconductor-metal nanocomposites for applications related to solar energy utilization and fuel cells.

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2004
  • M.S., University of Mumbai, India, 1999
  • B.S., University of Nagpur, India, 1996

Courses taught

  • CHE 102 Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • CHE 301 Introduction to Renewable Energy
  • CHE 410R Renewable Energy Systems
  • CHE 440 Chemical Reactor Design
  • ENGR 650 Solar Energy (Online)

Research interests

  • Solar energy materials
  • Photocatalytic processes
  • Environmental remediation
  • Fuel cell catalysts
  • Energy storage systems